Connecting the Dots

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Medical Technologies: Creating a more resilient future

Posted on 27.04.2021

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Connecting the Dots is an exciting new online video series, exploring the ways medical technologies – medical devices and diagnostics – are meeting these challenges – from diagnosis to cure.

Connecting the Dots - a new video series presented by MedTech Europe

Medical science has improved rapidly, raising life expectancies around the world. But as longevity increases, so too does the demand on healthcare services with rising costs and an overstretched workforce struggling to meet its patients’ needs.

Connecting the Dots sets out to discover the ways in which medical technology can help face some of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time. During this era of unprecedented health challenges, it has never been more important to look to the road ahead and the role that medical technology can play in creating a healthier future for us all.

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About this series

Produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions – the commercial content division of BBC Global News, Connecting the Dots highlights some of the most pioneering devices, diagnostic solutions and services that are improving outcomes for patients and transforming entire systems of care. We showcase the work of the innovators, healthcare professionals and organisations fuelling progress by telling stories about the people at the heart of these developments.

In this thought-provoking and forward-looking series, we explore the stories of resilience, vision and potential – exploring how medical technology connects the dots, from diagnosis to cure.

Please take some time to explore and learn a little of what lies within the medical technology sector and join the conversation online with #ConnectingTheDots

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Facts & Figures

The medical technology industry continues to be one of Europe’s most diverse and innovative sectors. This can be seen in the high number of patents filed by medtech companies, as well as in data on trade flows and employment statistics.

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Value of Medical Technology

Medical technologies can save lives, improve health and contribute to sustainable healthcare. Through innovative devices and diagnostics, the industry delivers value to patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems and society. Medical technology companies are also drivers of economic growth and job creation across Europe.

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What is Medical Technology?

Medical technologies are products, services or solutions used to save and improve people’s lives.